Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 889255 

Please note:  this is a part-time position/20 hours per week.  (Pay will be prorated to hours worked and commensurate with training, experience and market.)

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

 

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the EDRP Coordinator for additional information.

Duties

Duties will include nephrology outpatient clinics treating patients with kidney disease and hospitalist duties.

Examinations—evaluates patients by examining thoroughly.  Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data is obtained to determine care the patient is provided.  Diagnosis--interprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status.  Therapeutic Ability--prescribes appropriate and timely treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and modifies plan of treatment when indicated.  Recognizes own capabilities and limitations.  Effectiveness in Emergencies--readily available; and quick in recognizing emergency situations, and taking timely necessary action.  Patient Management--develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills to the end that patients and others are informed participants in the treatment effort.  Consultations and Specialty Skills--recognizes the need for consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment.  Record keeping--physical and other examinations and changes in patient's status are promptly and completely recorded.  Unusual incidents are promptly reported to the appropriate official.  Clear, accurate, and adequate clinical records are kept current and completed at time of discharge.  The treatment plan is clearly stated.  The physician is fully knowledgeable of and utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System.  All progress notes, orders are to be completed and signed daily.  Encounters--all encounters to be completed daily by physician as this affects hospital funding.  Consults Closure--consults are required to be completed by the provider at the time patient has been seen.  Educational responsibilities usually involve either "teaching" or ''coordination.''  Some positions may involve both or cut across the elements or functions.  Teaching and Monitoring--covers both the individual and group learning experiences where one serves as the learning facilitator in the role of a mentor or teacher for residents, trainees, or employees.  As a mentor, plans and guides educational activities to meet the individual needs of the learner within the resources available.  Counsels learner on professional/occupational goals as they relate to education activities.  Encourages active participation on the part of the student.  Actively solicits evaluation from students of teaching and educational experiences.  Assures that content is based upon student and patient care needs, up-to-date and at the appropriate level for the audience.  Develops courses, lectures or programs based on pre-established objectives.  Employs learning resources and media (library, film, slides, etc.) in an appropriate manner.

   

Prefer:   Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

 

Tour of Duty: 20 hours/week with on-call duties

  

Pay will be commensurate with training, experience, and market.  

 

First consideration will be given to applications received early.

 

(AFGE Bargaining Unit position)